So I need a new desk, and preferably something that's solid wood that can support my dual-monitor mount without sagging or bending. I currently have an Ikea desk that's made of particleboard, and it's not going well! I did some research online and looks like the Gerton is going to be my best bet.
Basically, I'm looking for the simplest/quickest solution to treat the wood and give it some protection. I live in a not large apartment, and would have to treat everything indoors. I know that the best way to treat/finish wood takes a lot of time and patience, but I can't really afford to have this tabletop sitting around in my apartment for 2/3 weeks.
I found this video, and the dude just applies a couple of coats of mineral oil and calls it a day. I tried looking around to see if anyone else has tried this, but I'm finding conflicting comments—some saying it'd work totally fine, others say mineral oil won't provide actual protection, others saying mineral oil won't ever dry and/or that it won't work well with the pre-applied oil that comes on the Gerton.
Would it be ok if I just sanded the tabletop down and applied 2-3 coats of mineral oil? I would be able to let it dry out overnight, but really not too much longer than that. Any advice would be appreciated.